AANB11068U Summer 2016 Using anthropology's analytical tools to solve business problems
Summer school 2016
Drawing on the experiences of the consultancy company ReD Associates and others, this course will focus on the use and exploration of anthropological concepts as analytical tools in the development of business cases. There will also be room for a critical examination of challenges and opportunities in the relationship between business consultancy and anthropology.
Students completing the course successfully will have gained:
Practiced presentation skills
Advanced insights into a still more important field of applied anthropology
Insights into forms of knowledge, language, and thinking in the business world
Understanding of and experiences with the use of anthropological analysis in a practical, business context
A deeper understanding of a range of anthropological concepts through application to case material
BSc-, Credit-, Open Education and all international students:
500 pages obligatory literature.
MSc students: 500 pages obligatory literature + 200 pages of literature chosen by students
Literature chosen by students must be relevant to the course’s subject matter.
Course literature will be available in Absalon on the course website
- Class Instruction
- Course Preparation
- Exam Preparation
Sign up through self service 15 October- 2 November 2015 for students enrolled in Anthropology. It will be possible to register for the course again from 15 May - 1 june 2016, if it's not filled up.
Credit students; read about application and deadline here:
Deadline: June 1st
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written examinationEssay.
Length: Min. 21.600 - max. 26.400 keystrokes for an individual essay. For group exams plus an additional min. 6.750 - max. 8.250 keystrokes per extra group member.
The essay assignments can be written individually or in groups of max. 4 people. Read more about the rules for group examinations in the
The examination essay must address a relevant topic from the course and must include literature from the course syllabus.
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
A new essay with a revised problem statement must be submitted at the announced date. The students are automatically registered for the 1. re-exam. Please note that the re-exam is an essay even for courses, where the ordinary exam is a portfolio exam.
A new essay with a revised problem statement must be submitted at the announced date next semester. The students must sign up for the 2. re-exam.
Criteria for exam assesment
See learning outcome